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Old 09-24-2012, 11:37 PM   #11
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Ever rolled your own cigarette, changed your own oil, cooked your own favorite dish, got a chick home without a roofie in her, or written your own manifesto? There is just something cool to me about making my own "cartridge" so to speak. You pick it, you pack it, you fire it up... It's like july the 4th with a purpose.

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For me it's about the ritual and history, I was a history major in college so anything old appeals to me. I tend to like things that have lots of gear associated with them and that have a multi step procedure. It's fun to measure the powder, cut the patch, ram the ball, put the cap on or prime the pan and finally take aim and fire. I find it relaxing, similar to reloading metallic cartridges. I do own a bunch of modern firearms and enjoy them as well, but BP will always hold a special place.

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It's the art of the arms as well as the history of the people and times they are steeped in -- and you get to shoot 'em!

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Towboater, what are the makes and models of those fine pictures?

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The first pic is an 1858 Remington New Army. 44 cal 5 1/2 in bbl by pietta

The next 2 are 1861 Colt police 36 cal by pietta I changed the grip on the upper one to the thunderer grip.

Next is a 1860 Colt Navy by Pietta

Bottom photo. Top is 1860 Army 44cal Pietta

Bottom is same gun as above photo.

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Why not shoot a normal cartridge gun?
You can do both. Get a good revolver and reload the cartridges with FFFg black powder and soft lead bullets. How much black powder, you ask? As much as you can get in the case - there isn't enough room to put in too much powder.

For that matter, try it in an automatic pistol. Watch their faces when your M1911 vomits foot-long flames and clouds of smoke.

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LOL My BIL told me how he'd get back at the guys at the range shooting their .458 Win Mag elephant rifles by shooting a .50 (fifty) cal Colt Walker and really rock their world. Uh huh Jim...

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i used an muzzy for the first 2 deer i killed. it adds excitment knowing you have one shot to work with. also its cool to think about the history of it all. it adds a challenge as cold and damp weather can be tricky. and my FAVORITE reason... the smoke cloud and smell of the burnt powder is the best smell ever!

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until you "hunt and make a kill" with the rifle, i really can't do justice to describin the feelin.
Agreed. It's too hard to explain. Something great about it.
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Default what is so facinating about black powder?

U will know Ur hooked when ya start dressen in funny clothes.

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